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Best podcasts about Harrisonburg

Latest podcast episodes about Harrisonburg

Front Porch Talks.
08/07/22- WBTX Program- Christopher Roadcap Testimony

Front Porch Talks.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 30:23


We are joined on today's broadcast of HOPE Talks by Christopher Roadcap who joins us to share his testimony. Christopher is 12 years old and is getting ready to start seventh grade Cornerstone Christian school. Christopher attends Church of the Nazarene in Harrisonburg with his mom Amanda. Christopher shares about how even though life has not been easy how God has been with them and given them hope. We pray that today's broadcast will be a half hour of hope for your life. We would also like to invite you to take an anonymous six question survey to help give us some feedback on the podcast. You can take the survey by clicking the link below. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=rMtAr_aDl02Dki0XlUrGIhYk-WuZPbRHkFKyO4BJJKdURTIyS1JBNU1TSjRYQjA3VVo5RlNPT0dSWS4u

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 8/5/22

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 17:13


The Hispanic fest returns to Harrisonburg this weekend, Virginia's Attorney General is cracking down on robo-calls, parental notification for sexually explicit classroom materials gets closer to realization, and Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Michael Pope discuss all of this week's political happenings.This is the WMRA Daily for Friday, August 5th…

CBN.com - NewsWatch - Video Podcast
CBN NewsWatch AM: August 4, 2022

CBN.com - NewsWatch - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 28:30


Parents suing Harrisonburg, Virginia, school district over what they call indoctrination of their children into transgender ideology; Indiana Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, a Christian, among four killed in a car accident; Senate ... ...

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
07/31/22- Harrisonburg Campus: Kingdom – Pastor Olivia Michael

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 26:47


http://bible.com/events/48929963 Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg Kingdom The Kingdom is now, and it requires grace.‭‭ Matthew‬ ‭18:1‬‬ At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”‭‭ Matthew‬ ‭18:2-4 ‬‬ He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.‭‭ Matthew‬ ‭18:5‬‬ And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. The Kingdom of Heaven is now Greatness is found in receiving grace This grace extends beyond ourselves We can achieve greatness in the Kingdom of God today if we set aside our human accomplishments to receive and share God's grace.

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 7/26/22

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 16:21


Poison centers including the one at UVa Health are seeing a spike in calls related to Delta 8 products, and so edibles with the cannabis extract are now illegal in Virginia… First responders in Harrisonburg hold their annual active shooter training, and we tag along to find out what they're learning from recent mass shootings elsewhere… A new book tells the stories of those displaced from the creation of Shenandoah National Park….

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 7/25/22

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 5:42


The Harrisonburg-area SPCA needs help – they are at maximum capacity for dogs and cats… Vice President Harris pays a visit to Virginia, and calls on voters to elect more Democrats to protect reproductive rights… The nationwide unemployment rate is at a historic low, but Virginia's is even lower, especially compared to this time last year….

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
07/24/22-Harrisonburg Campus: The Way- Pastor Billy Logan

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 47:41


The Way Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. “ To experience the life of Jesus, we must adopt the lifestyle of Jesus”-Pastor John Mark Comer‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:18-25‬‬Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “God's Messiah.” Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? “Whoever wants to be my disciple MUST deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me." DENY TAKE UP FOLLOW‭‭ Luke‬ ‭9:57-62‬‬As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭14:25-33‬‬Large crowds were traveling with Jesus and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn't able to finish.' “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won't he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:18-23‬‬A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'” “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. If you want to follow Jesus, then first you must die. Skye Jethani (in The Divine Commodity) “My secret is that I want to be relevant and popular. I want my desires fulfilled and pain minimized. I want a manageable relationship with an institution rather than messy relationships with real people. I want to be transformed into the image of Christ by showing up at entertaining events rather than through the hard work of discipline. I want to wear my faith on my sleeve and not look at the darkness in my heart. And above all, I want a controllable god. I want a divine commodity to do my will on earth as well as in heaven. "Are you following Jesus on His terms or yours today? HE IS ENOUGH

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 7/15/22

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 16:22


Virginia's Senators are working on legislation that would protect the right to travel across state lines to access abortion… In the second of a two-part investigation into school resource officers, we focus on two school districts that have made different decisions, Harrisonburg and Albemarle County… It's Friday, so we review the week in Virginia politics….

Park View Mennonite Church sermons
Lana Miller: Scarcity and Abundance: The Power of Enough

Park View Mennonite Church sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 19:40


On July 10, 2022, Lana Miller preaches at a Park View Mennonite Sunday morning service continuing the "Sacred Currencies" sermon series exploring scarcity and abundance. Lana serves as an Everence Stewardship Consultant from the Harrisonburg office. She works with churches, organizations and individuals, supporting them as they fulfill God's work in our communities and around the world.

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
07/10/22- Harrisonburg Campus: The Wanderers Part 5: The Promised Land- Pastor Billy Logan

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 49:27


http://bible.com/events/48921004 The Wanderers - The Promised LandThe Wanderers Part 5: "The Promised Land" Welcome to our summer teaching series “The Wanderers”Over the last few weeks we have traced the story of God's people as they were brought up out of Egypt and began their journey through the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land.It's a story full of God's Grace, Mercy, and Faithfulness. It's also a story of God's patience with people. An idolatrous, unfaithful, and quick to complain group of people that God desired to enter covenant relationship with.Basic principle of the Mosaic Covenant:Obedience to the commandments of the Lord brings blessing and God's favorDisobedience brings discipline and God's judgement.‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:1-3‬‬ After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.‭‭Joshua‬ ‭3:9-17‬‬Joshua said to the Israelites, “Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God. This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites. See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.” So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them. Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.‭‭Joshua‬ ‭4:19-24‬‬ On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho. And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?' tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.' For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”10th day of the first month ate the Passover meal then was led out from Eqypt (slavery/bondage) and miraculously through the Red Sea on dry ground…40 years later they miraculously cross the Jordan river on dry ground and celebrate the Passover meal as they are led into the land of promise (God's best).‭‭Joshua‬ ‭5:1-12‬‬ Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they had crossed over, their hearts melted in fear and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites. At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again.” So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth. Now this is why he did so: All those who came out of Egypt—all the men of military age—died in the wilderness on the way after leaving Egypt. All the people that came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness during the journey from Egypt had not. The Israelites had moved about in the wilderness forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt had died, since they had not obeyed the Lord. For the Lord had sworn to them that they would not see the land he had solemnly promised their ancestors to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. So, he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way. And after the whole nation had been circumcised, they remained where they were in camp until they were healed. Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” So the place has been called Gilgal to this day. On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover. The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain. The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate the produce of Canaan. If the giving of The Ten Commandments was the original Covenant act in the wandering, the circumcision at Gilgal was the final, consecrating act.‭‭Romans‬ ‭2:28-29‬‬ A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person's praise is not from other people, but from God.God's promises aren't predictions; they're facts for the faithful.‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:20-22‬‬For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭3:7-15‬‬So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness, where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did. That is why I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.' So, I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.' ” See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” The OT story shows our deep need for a savior Jesus is our greater Joshua and God's promises are indeed facts for those found in Him Overview of Joshua This video gives a brief overview of the book of Joshuahttps://youtu.be/JqOqJlFF_eU

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
07/03/22- Harrisonburg Campus: Mental Health & The Christian- A Panel Discussion- Brian Charette, Ashlea Link, Pastor Margaret Michael & Mark Sensabaugh

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 40:36


https://bible.com/events/48917098 Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg Campus Mental Health & The Christian - A Panel Discussion Mental Health & The Christian - A Panel Discussion This morning we're taking a break from our series, "The Wanderers" to focus on Mental Health & The Christian. Our panel will include Mark Sensabaugh, LPC, Ashlea Link and Pastor Margaret Michael. Mark is a Licensed Counselor for Journey Counseling Ministries in Harrisonburg. Ashlea is a School Social Worker for Rockingham County Schools and Margaret is Outreach Pastor for COTN. For more information on Journey Counseling Ministries, visit: https://www.journeycounselingministries.orgAnd for more information about Mark, visit: https://www.journeycounselingministries.org/staff/The American Medical Association recently concluded that the pandemic has triggered a 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide. No single event has ever had that dramatic effect. One scholar writing in the National Library of Medicine recently wrote that, we are now in a ‘'tsunami of psychiatric illness.'' Another doctor wrote that, despite all of the time at home, mental health concerns and burnout have skyrocketed in the workplace. Nearly six times as many employers report increased mental health issues among employees since the pandemic began—burnout being among the most common. And in the middle of that, those of us who are believers in Christ find we are not immune. So, what do we do about it? This panel is designed to take a practical approach toward addressing these issues.‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬‬For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬‬Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:5‬‬We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:5-6‬‬Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Mark referenced books in his comments this morning. Those are: Joyful Journey: Listening to Immanuel by E. James Wilder, Anna Kang, John Loppnow & Sungshim Loppnow The Other Half of Church: Brain Science and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation by Jim Wilder & Michel Hendricks Journey Into the Divided Heart: Facing the Defense Mechanisms that Hinder True Emotional Healing by Steve Fair

Tom Sox Today
vs Harrisonburg - June 29, 2022

Tom Sox Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 17:39


Luke Nadkarni, Tucker Myers, and Joe Callahan Jr. discuss last night's doubleheader against New Market and look forward to tonight's game against Harrisonburg.

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 6/28/22

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 10:16


Advocates for the right to abortion rally in Harrisonburg… The director of the Jefferson Madison library system says changing the name will be an uphill battle… Residents of Harrisonburg get to weigh in on a proposed widening of I-81 through the city….

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
06/26/22- Harrisonburg Campus: The Wanderers Part 4: The Commandments- Pastor Chris Cruz Osorio

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 32:53


https://my.bible.com/events/48912545 The Wanderers Part 4: "The Commandments" Welcome to our summer teaching series “The Wanderers” Over the last few weeks we have traced the story of God's people as they were brought up out of Egypt and began their journey through the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land. It's a story full of God's Grace, Mercy, and Faithfulness. It's also a story of God's patience with people. An idolatrous, unfaithful, and quick to complain group of people that God desired to enter covenant relationship with.‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:1-4‬‬And God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:7-8‬‬“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:12-21‬‬“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. “You shall not murder. “You shall not commit adultery. “You shall not steal. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. “You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.” The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. We are called to be a God-centric community. We are called to be an other-centric community.‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:36-40‬‬“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” We are saved by the One who fulfilled the law. Overview of Exodus This video gives a brief overview of the book of Exodus, helping us frame it within the biblical narrative. This link is for Part 1, make sure to watch Part 2!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH_aojNJM3E

Blessing of the Father
"Healing the Unfathered"

Blessing of the Father

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 51:17


Did your dad know how to be a good father to you? Is it still affecting you today? Want to learn to be the father your children need? When fathers are hurting, families are hurt. When you teach a father how to be the father he never got to have his family will begin to heal. Join us today with Pastor Chris Johnson, who has learned how to unlock the generational blessing that God the Father has for each of us and how His blessing can heal your family, and even heal a city that is broken. Dr. Christopher Johnson, Sr. is the founder and lead pastor of Divine Unity Community Church in Harrisonburg, VA. He often encourages others to "be the work, before you do the work” - demonstrating the importance of cultivating one's character, authenticity, substance, and humility. Dr. Chris carries the unique mantle of leading a multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-generational ministry; and holds a great passion to see revived lives actively glorifying God. Hand in hand with his wife, Cherelle and along with their three children, Chloe, Chris Jr. aka Chip, and Caleb, they serve their church, community, and God faithfully. https://www.ducchurch.org/ https://www.instagram.com/ducchurch/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/pastorchrisj/?hl=en 00:00 Intro 00:18 Opening 01:29 Welcome Pastor Chris Johnson 03:28 Chris' Story 09:04 So, what does it mean to make Jesus LORD? 09:54 What one question would you ask Jesus? 11:13 Is religious life fun?! 17:33 Having a present father. 21:40 A father's "gator-aid" story. 23:41 Our dads are our first Youtube video! 28:11 The greatest joy for a father is to have the heart of his children. 30:33 What are some the challenges that you and your city are facing? 35:02 A Psalm 133 church! 40:19 So what's coming up in your church that we can know about? 47:32 Prayer 49:43 Chris' contact info 50:31 The Difference a Father Makes Book Free Best Selling Book for you https://thedifferenceafathermakes.com/goodfather/

The Business & Pleasure of Flowers
Who's the Boss? Abby Chick, Best Buds Partnership and Blakemore Flowers

The Business & Pleasure of Flowers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 31:24


Episode 130: Vonda and Lori are joined by returning guest Abby Chick from Blakemore's Flowers in Harrisonburg, VA.  Abby shares some great tips for success in managing the relationship with an absentee partner in business. Abby also shares some great gained insight, after 10 years in business, on how to gain respect in being the "boss". Our sponsors:Flower CliqueFlower Clique Prep Schools

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
06/19/22- Harrisonburg Campus: The Wanderers Part 3: God Provides- Pastor Adrian Mills

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 31:39


http://bible.com/events/48910222 The Wanderers Part 3: "God Provides" Welcome to our summer teaching series “The Wanderers” Over the next several weeks we will trace the story of God's people as they were brought up out of Egypt and began their journey through the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land. It's a story full of God's Grace, Mercy, and Faithfulness. It's also a story of God's patience with people. An idolatrous, unfaithful, and quick to complain group of people that God desired to enter covenant relationship with. Two important themes present throughout the Israelites' journey through the wilderness:1. God loves you2. God tests you‭‭Exodus‬ ‭16:1-15‬‬The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord's hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the Lord.” Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the Lord, for he has heard your grumbling.' ” While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the Lord appearing in the cloud. The Lord said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.' ” That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat.‭‭Exodus‬ ‭16:31-35‬‬The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.' ” So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the Lord to be kept for the generations to come.” As the Lord commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved. The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan. One of the biggest questions from this story: Why? If God loves His people, why does He continue to test them in this way? The Lord provides the answer in verse 4:"Then the Lord said to Moses, 'I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.' " (Exodus 16:4)So what is God testing? Why is He testing them? He is teaching them what it's like to trust that He is their Heavenly Father. He is their ultimate provider. The bottom line: Can you think of anything you need God can't provide?‭‭John‬ ‭6:35‬‬Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. Overview of Exodus This video gives a brief overview of the book of Exodus, helping us frame it within the biblical narrative. This link is for Part 1, make sure to watch Part 2! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH_aojNJM3E

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 630 (6-20-22): A Sampler of Shrubs from Soggy Spaces

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022


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Tom Sox Today
vs Harrisonburg - June 17, 2022

Tom Sox Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 17:38


Will Trout and Joe Callahan Jr. look back on last night's big win and preview tonight's game against Harrisonburg.

Charlottesville Community Engagement
June 17, 2022: Spotted lanternfly quarantine to be extended to Albemarle, Charlottesville; ACSA officials says no PFAS in local water

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 20:28


It’s Friday once more and there’s no time like this moment to begin to tell you about information that’s been waiting for you to read or listen to. The purpose of Charlottesville Community Engagement is to bring you as many stories and articles about the community as possible, on as frequent a level as possible.  I’m the host Sean Tubbs, and I want to make sure you know no Sean Tubbs were harmed in the creation of this episode. This work is free to read or listen to, but needs financial support. If you subscribe through Substack, Ting will match your initial payment!On today’s show: Former Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney files suit against the city alleging she was fired for trying to reform what she calls a racist departmentThe General Assembly meets today to act on Governor Glenn Youngkin’s amendments to the state budget A quarantine on moving some materials around parts of Virginia to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly will soon be extended to Albemarle and CharlottesvilleCharlottesville’s Board of Zoning Appeals upholds a determination related to a future Wawa The Albemarle County Service Authority reports it’s ready to guard against “forever chemicals” in their drinking water supply First Shout-out is for the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards In today’s first subscriber-supported shout-out, have you ever wanted to learn as much as you can about how to preserve and protect trees? The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards are opening up registration for their fall series of online training sessions and field activities running from August 9 through November 19. Full tuition details are at charlottesvilleareatreestewards.org and if you want to get a feel for what you may learn, there’s a public tree identification walk through the grand trees spanning the front areas of the University of Virginia on Sunday, June 26. Attendance is limited, so register today!General Assembly to consider Governor Youngkin’s budget amendmentsThe House of Delegates and the Senate convene this afternoon in Richmond to finalize budget amendments recommended by Governor Glenn Youngkin. “I approve the general purpose of this bill, but I am returning it without my signature with the request that thirty-five amendments be adopted,” Youngkin wrote in his recommendations for HB30.(the paragraph below was edited to make a correction)One of the largest amendments is a three month suspension on the state tax on gasoline and diesel beginning July 1. Legislation to accomplish this goal did not pass the General Assembly in the Special Session in April. A bill introduced by Youngkin did not make it out of either the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee or the Senate Finance Committee. Another amendment would make it a class 6 felony to picket at the residence of a judge, juror, witness, or court officer. The amendments cover both the current fiscal year and the next one that begins in two weeks, so financial amounts listed below are split over the biennium. These include:Two full time positions to support the Lieutenant Governor An additional $300,000 in salary increases for staff in the Office of the Attorney General$300,000 in state funds to the Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services to add staff to expand inspections for new meat processing facilities An additional $3 million for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority An additional $4 million to expand the Early Reading Specialists program to schools that rank lowest in performanceThe redirecting of $5 million in financial aid assistance to students at Norfolk State University and Virginia State UniversityTwo million in additional funding for an Innovation Center to be built an a historically Black College of University as well as another four million over two years for increased security at all of the Commonwealth’s HBCU’s. Four million in funds would be redirected to support the University of Virginia’s Program on Constitutionalism and DemocracyThere’s $160,000 going to the Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University to “research ways to increase opportunities for K-12 students”Two million over two years for the Hampton Roads Proton Beam Therapy Institute at Hampton University $2.35 million in each year to hire 36 security guards at state-operated mental health treatment centersAnother $200,000 would go to the families of the security officers killed at Bridgewater College earlier this yearan appropriation of $50,000 would be made to prepare more prison beds for those arrested for picketing at a judge’s house There are also new policies that have been introduced into the budget.All public universities will have to demonstrate an “official commitment and set of policies and practices to support freedom of expression and inquiry, free speech, academic freedom, and diversity of thought.”The University of Virginia at Wise is authorized to offer graduate programs All state funding for any abortion-related service would be prohibited unless required by federal lawBail would be waived for certain criminal offensesParticipation in the new Community Lab School program would be expandedYoungkin made three amendments to HB29 which is known as the caboose bill as it looks back at previous budgets including the current fiscal year. These include a $26.5 million increase in revenue for FY22 and a $15 million for site preparation work in Richmond in an account called the Property Analytics Firm Infrastructure Fund. VDACS to expand Spotted Lanternfly quarantine to Charlottesville areaThe state entity that oversees management of invasive species will expand a quarantine on the movement of certain products to help slow the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly. The Virginia Department of Consumer and Agricultural Services has sent a letter to localities including Albemarle and Charlottesville notifying them of the new rules. “The Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine requires a permit to ensure that businesses are taking steps to guarantee regulated articles are free from spotted lanternfly,” reads a June 15 letter from David Gianino, the program manager for the Office of Plant Industry Services. “To obtain a spotted lanternfly permit, completion of an online training course is required and businesses must then apply for the permit with VDACS.”According to the letter, the spotted lanternfly is known to feed on “grapes, peaches, apples, maples, walnuts, hops, cucumbers, and basil.” The insect was spotted in Frederick County in January 2018 and a quarantine has been in place there, Clarke County, Warren County, and the city of Winchester. However, surveys conducted by VDACS indicate the bugs have been found in the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Manassas, Staunton, Waynesboro and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Carroll, Page, Prince William, Rockingham, Rockbridge, Shenandoah, and Wythe. A wide range of materials are regulated including live or dead trees, lumber, vegetation, shipping containers, outdoor construction materials, equipment trucks, recreational vehicles, and more. A complete list is available in that letter. Information on how to get a permit is available on the VDACS website.Albemarle County Supervisors were briefed on the spotted lanternfly back in February, as reported here. Board of Zoning Appeals upholds city zoning in Wawa Officials with Tiger Fuel attempted yesterday to overturn a decision by the city’s zoning administrator that affects the future layout of a proposed Wawa on Fifth Street Extended. This one gets a little technical. “The applicant contends that the prescribed front setback for gas stations in Section 34-931(h) of the zoning ordinance are more lenient than the front setbacks for structures in the Highway Zoning district,” said Genevieve Keller, the chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals. Keller said that Tiger Fuel believed Zoning Administrator Read Brodhead should have used Section 34-738 instead. Tiger operates a convenience store immediately to the south. The details are way above most people.“It’s a little complicated, I know,” Brodhead said. Gordon Sutton, president of Tiger Fuel, tried to simplify the argument.“We are asking you to determine which of the two standards is more restrictive,” Sutton said. “The Highway Commercial regulations or the gas station regulations.” Sutton said the highway commercial zonings should apply, and he said his company has had to work under those rules in the past. Attorney Valerie Long with Williams Mullen represented the property owner, RBD Bent Creek LLC. “Virginia code specifically provides that the Board is to presume that Mr. Brodhead’s determination is correct and that the appellant, Tiger Fuel, has the burden of proof of proving otherwise,” Long said. Long said their scope of review was solely whether Brodhead was correct.“This is not the appropriate venue for a business owner to be attempting to stifle competition from a prospective business owner or property owner,” Long said. Long said the zoning rules for gas stations are written specifically to safely govern such a use, and that Tiger Fuel’s interpretation was not germane. After a public hearing and brief discussion, the BZA voted unanimously to uphold Brodhead’s determination. Albemarle County Service Authority officials: No PFAS in municipal drinking waterOn Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued non-binding health advisories on the presence of certain chemicals that do not break down. Yesterday, the environmental compliance specialist for the Albemarle County Service Authority told that entity’s Board of Directors that the municipal water supply is set up to filter out per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. But first, Tim Brown explained there are thousands of different chemical combinations that were created to make products that are water-resistant, heat-resistant, and grease-resistant. “Every chemical is distinct by the fact that the element fluorine is a component of the chemical, and the carbon-fluorine chemical bond is a very very strong one,” Brown said. “What does that mean? It means this chemicals do not break down in the environment.”Brown said health risks include liver failure, hormone imbalances, cancers, and suppression of immune systems.“A lot of nasties in there potentially,” Brown said. The EPA is currently promulgating new regulations to require monitoring and to seek to lower the acceptable level of PFAS compounds to near zero. “It was almost borderline startling information,” Brown said. Brown said the current acceptable standard is around 70 parts per trillion for PFAS and the new regulations could take that down. “Now going down into the fractions of parts per trillion which is in essence at the parts per quadrillion level,” Brown said. Brown said one issue will be that current test equipment may not be able to detect those levels. He said he felt the EPA advisories are intended to signal water producers across the country to take the issue seriously. He said the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority have been testing for PFAS twice a year since 2019. “Eighteen PFAS compounds were tested at all six of our treatment plants, both in the raw water and in the finished or treated water,” Brown said. “There were zero detections.” Brown said the new standards will be announced in September to be effective in the fall of 2023. He said the ACSA and the RWSA will continue to monitor the situation. Second shout-out goes to Camp AlbemarleToday’s second subscriber-supported public service announcement goes out to Camp Albemarle, which has for sixty years been a “wholesome rural, rustic and restful site for youth activities, church groups, civic events and occasional private programs.”Located on 14 acres on the banks of the Moorman’s River near Free Union, Camp Albemarle continues as a legacy of being a Civilian Conservation Corps project that sought to promote the importance of rural activities. Camp Albemarle seeks support for a plan to winterize the Hamner Lodge, a structure built in 1941 by the CCC and used by every 4th and 5th grade student in Charlottesville and Albemarle for the study of ecology for over 20 years. If this campaign is successful, Camp Albemarle could operate year-round. Consider your support by visiting campalbemarleva.org/donate. Brackney sues the city of Charlottesville, other partiesFormer Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney has filed a lawsuit in federal court against multiple parties alleging that, among other things, the city of Charlottesville acted unlawfully when former City Manager Chip Boyles fired her last September 1. She’s seeking ten million dollar in damages. (read the suit and its exhibits)In addition to Boyles, Brackney’s complaint in the Western District of Virginia also includes: former city Communications Director Brian Wheeler; city attorney Lisa Robertson; acting police chief Latroy “Tito” Durrette; former assistant police chief James Mooney; current Councilors Sena Magill and Lloyd Snook, former Councilor Heather Hill, and former Police Civilian Review Board chair Bellamy Brown. She also named Mike Wells of the Police Benevolent Association as a defendant. The suit builds on a claim filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission soon after she was fired by Boyles. In a series of facts, the complaint seeks to establish that Brackney was hired in June 2018 to “bring empathy, community-oriented training, and years of law enforcement methodology to the table” following distrust after two specific incidents in the summer of 2017. “As Chief of Police, Dr. Brackney’s priority was to stabilize [Charlottesville Police Department] by building rapport with its employees, whilst simultaneously empowering them to challenge their personal assumptions, regarding policing in the 21st Century,”  reads paragraph 31. As part of that work, Brackney collected data on all divisions of the Police Department and according to the complaint concluded that members of several of them including the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team were not up to the task. “Assignments were not based on strengths, but decades-old, archaic practices such as nepotism, favoritism, genderism, and racism,” reads paragraph 36. The complaint describes Brackney’s attempts to reform, such as converting four positions to civilians rather than sworn in officers. One of these was the public information officer. More trainings sessions were to be held, as well as taking minutes at department meetings.“These actions angered those who resented having a Black female at the helm of a police department, particularly one in the South with a conservative undercurrent,” reads paragraph 47. On June 3, 2021, Brackney received an email and video from a community member claiming police conduct by a specific officer and she took action on the complaint. That action included dismantling the SWAT team and firing or suspending officers she found to be involved through a subsequent investigation. In paragraph 61, the complaint states that Bellamy Brown and Mike Wells in early August put together a survey for Charlottesville police officers that Brackney claims was “intentionally negatively worded and targeting Plaintiff as a result of the investigation and disciplinary actions described above.” Paragraph 66 alleges a conspiracy between Brown, Hill, Wells, Snook, Boyles, Mooney and Magill to out Brackney as chief. The next one states that Boyles expressed confidence in Brackney’s leadership on August 26, 2021, as evidenced in a secret audio recording she made of their meeting. Brackney was fired on September 1 and paragraph 76 of the complaint quotes Boyle’s September 3 press release in the first of many iterations used to advance her complaint. “In order to dismantle systemic racism and eliminate police violence and misconduct in Charlottesville, we need a leader who is not only knowledgeable in that work, but is also effective in building collaborative relationships with the community, the department, and the team at City Hall… and [w]hile very good work and progress has been made, I ultimately decided new leadership was required to continue the City’s progress towards building a new climate and culture within the department,” Boyles wrote. The complaint continues to list specific incidents that Brackney considers libel. Paragraph 89 accuses Roberston and Boyles of falsifying documents, and offers that Brackney has secret recordings. Brackney seeks a trial by jury for all of the counts, including one alleging “tortious interference with employment contract.” Another claims unlawful retaliation and another claims that Brackney acted as a whistleblower and another alleges defamation and another claiming business conspiracy that involves Wells, Brown, and the named City Councilors.  Support the program!There’s a lot of information in this installment of this program, which is the 397th edition of the program. About a quarter of you are paying something to help keep Town Crier Productions in business. I have never been a very good salesperson, and won’t overly pitch. But, if you are benefiting from this newsletter and the information in it, please consider some form of support. I am not a nonprofit organization and most of my time is spent in putting the newsletter together, which includes producing the podcast. Supporting the program through a Substack contribution or through Patreon makes it very easy for me to get paid and every single dollar that I get makes me want to work that much harder to serve the community. In just under two years, I’ve produced hundreds of stories that seek to give you information about how decisions are made in our community and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more information on all of this, please visit the archive site Information Charlottesville to learn more, including how you too can get a shout-out! Thank you for reading, and please share with those you think might want to learn a few thing or two about what’s happening. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Onward Podcast
S4-EP27 Holistic Healthcare Tools For Living Your Best Life! With Whitney Erwin

Onward Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 55:06


In this episode, Whitney Erwin talks about holistic healthcare tools for living your best life. Whitney Erwin, M.Ed., LMT, has helped Onward Podcast host Emily Harman tremendously in managing her health and depression with holistic options. And, Whitney started her quest into holistic health when she was diagnosed with a brain condition when she was 20 years old and given a 50% chance to live. Now she shares all that she learned, and continues to learn, as she serves her clients.  As the founder of Four Seasons Harmony, Whitney provides holistic health and nutrition, clinical herbalism, Ayurvedic therapies and more. Also, Whitney loves providing holistic health services and she specializes in Natural Female Hormonal Balance, Fertility, Prenatal and Postpartum Care. And, her business is located in the Shenandoah Valley and Harrisonburg, Virginia, with distance clientele around the world.  Four Seasons Harmony's treatments aspire to enhance the body's innate healing abilities, promote deep relaxation, relieve pain, support healing from chronic imbalances, improve one's quality of life, and serve any person's health background no matter how complex.  Finally, Whitney's company values environmentally conscious practices and products, including safe and natural biodegradable cleaners, 100% pure, certified organic or wildcrafted massage oils, essential oils and flower essences and 100% tree-free office paper.  Four Season's Harmony Rasa Tea Recipee 1 Tbsp Fenugreek or slippery elm or Shatavari (cut and sifted)  1 Tbsp Flax or chia seeds  1 Tbsp Fennel Seeds  1 Tbsp Marshmallow root  Pour one quart of hot water over the herbs in a quart size mason jar. Steep up to 30 min. and drink as it cools. Astragalus root is an adaptogen and can be added as well in equal parts in weight. Excellent for pacifying Vata. Resources Mentioned:  Check out Whitney's website Whitney on LinkedIn Follow Whitney on Instagram: @whitney_fourseasonsharmony Four Seasons Harmony - Home | Facebook Connect with Emily on LinkedIn  Emily Harman Positive Intelligence Coaching Program  Onward Accelerator Coaching Program Onward: Twitter | Onward Movement Facebook Group | YouTube Buy Emily's Best Selling Book Step Into the Spotlight Schedule a Complimentary Coaching Call with Emily Music by Soul Pajamas Enjoyed the show? Please remember to leave a rating and review in Apple Podcasts.

Morning Manna
Long Ride

Morning Manna

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 7:29


In today's episode I share a powerful story of a long ride I had to Harrisonburg, Virginia and an opportunity to encourage and pray for a person who was struggling. Be Jesus to someone today.

In Focus Church Podcast

Good morning family! As we dive into this Summer Series, we have the privilege of hearing from some of our favorite Pastors and leaders from around the country as our Pastor takes time to rest, seek God, and recharge for the coming year. Today, we will hear from Dr. Chris Johnson, lead pastor of Divine Unity Community Church. DUCC is a part of our Every Nation family in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We hope you will engage in today's message and hear clearly what God has spoken over you.

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
06/12/22- Harrisonburg Campus: The Wanderers Part 2: Healed Waters- Pastor Adrian Mills

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 30:41


http://bible.com/events/48907025 The Wanderers Part 2: Healed Waters Welcome to our summer teaching series “The Wanderers” Over the next several weeks we will trace the story of God's people as they were brought up out of Egypt and began their journey through the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land. It's a story full of God's Grace, Mercy, and Faithfulness. It's also a story of God's patience with people. An idolatrous, unfaithful, and quick to complain group of people that God desired to enter covenant relationship with. The Children of Israel had been slaves in Egypt for hundreds of years, and the moment came at the Red Sea when he delivered his people from the bondage of Egypt. God literally parted the waters allowing his people to pass through on dry ground. Today we rejoin the children of Israel in Exodus chapter 15, just a few days after this event, facing yet another challenge. This time the enemy was not in the form of chariots, but in the form of dehydration. They had no water in the desert…‭‭Exodus‬ ‭15:22-27‬‬Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink. There the Lord issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test. He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.” Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.-Modern science says that the human body can go three days without water, no more. So, the people of God in this passage were desperate. They could not have gone on much longer. And they knew it.-Just as the Lord was their only hope when they were facing the Red Sea and the Egyptian army, so now, in different circumstances, God is their only hope yet again. A brief timeline of what happened:1. The people are desperate.2. They grumble and complain (again!).3. God meets their need, even though they are faithless.4. God makes a promise to them about His future protection.5. The promise is contingent on their obedience.6. Finally, God endorses this promise by bringing them to a paradise! As we read the story today, many of us can relate to the pain and frustration the Israelites are experiencing:-Of course, they are frustrated, they haven't had water in three days-Of course, they are complaining, what else are they supposed to do? All of us have been there at some point in our lives. Some of us are there right now: that desert season. There is a powerful metaphor here within the story:-They arrive desperate for water and it's almost cruel. They do find water. But they can't drink it. It's unsafe and certainly undesirable.-It's so easy to make judgments about God in those situations…that He's distant and uncaring, that He's forgotten you.-But the truth is, God can make something sweet out of your bitter. Bottom line: Will you trust God when your life tastes bitter? Overview of Exodus This video gives a brief overview of the book of Exodus, helping us frame it within the biblical narrative. This link is for Part 1, make sure to watch Part 2!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH_aojNJM3E

The Inspiring Conversations Podcast
From "The Salon--Deep Conversations" Podcast--Continuing The Conversation With Andy Schmookler--A Deep Dive Into The Systemic Nature Of America's Crisis

The Inspiring Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 62:17


A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Schmookler went on to earn his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union in a program specially created to accommodate his comprehensive theory of cultural evolution.Andrew Bard Schmookler is the author of the prize-winning book The Parable of the Tribes: The Problem of Power in Social Evolution (hardback from the University of California Press, 1984; paperback from Houghton Mifflin, 1986; second edition from SUNY Press, 1995), Out of Weakness: Healing the Wounds that Drive Us to War (Bantam Books, 1988), and Sowings and Reapings: The Cycling of Good and Evil in the Human System (Knowledge Systems, 1989). His most recent books are The Illusion of Choice: How the Market Economy Shapes Our Destiny (SUNY Press, 1993) and Fool's Gold: The Fate of Values in a World of Goods (Harper Collins, 1993).Schmookler's commentaries on social and political issues appear regularly in the Christian Science Monitor, the Baltimore Sun, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has been a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Living on Earth," and on Monitor Radio. He has appeared on such nationally broadcast programs as "The Jim Bohannon Show" and "New Dimensions Radio" to discuss his books. An interview with him was included in Bill Moyers' and Elie Wiesel's PBS television program, "Beyond Hate." In regular appearances on the nationally syndicated "Paul Gonzalez Show" and the regional "Mid-Day Show" from Harrisonburg, VA, Dr. Schmookler discusses with callers the cultural and moral issues now confronting the American people.As a speaker, Schmookler has presented his ideas to audiences at such places as Harvard University, St. John's College in Annapolis, the University of Wisconsin, as Presidential Lecturer at the University of Montana and at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. He has also appeared as an invited speaker at conferences at Findhorn in Scotland, the Isthmus Institute in Dallas, the Institute for Noetic Sciences in Washington and New York, and the Harmonia Mundi Conference in California.Dr. Schmookler has also worked as a consultant on transformation to major American corporations. He is a member of the "Global Problems and Opportunities Group" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 1985, Andrew Bard Schmookler was selected by Esquire Magazine as "one of the men and women under forty who are changing the nation."

Merienda Menonita
Episode 112: Desarmado con Marshall King

Merienda Menonita

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 27:04


En este episodio, Marshall King ayuda a cerrar la serie centrándose en los conflictos armados y la guerra. Marshall comparte sobre el proceso de escritura del libro "Disarmed- The Radical Life and Legacy of Michael "Mj" Sharp" y también comparte algo sobre la vida y el legado de MJ y la recepción del libro. - https://www.mennomedia.org/9781513808338/disarmed/ MARSHALL V. KING es escritor y periodista residente en Goshen, Indiana. Durante más de veinte años trabajó en Elkhart Truth como reportero y eventualmente como editor gerente. Ha escrito para varias otras publicaciones y, a menudo, se ha centrado en la comida, escribiendo una columna popular para Dining A La King durante más de 20 años. Es el principal narrador de la Fundación Comunitaria del Condado de Elkhart y profesor adjunto de comunicación en Goshen College. Se graduó en 1992 de la Universidad Menonita del Este en Harrisonburg, Virginia. Él y su cónyuge son miembros de la Iglesia Assembly Mennonite en Goshen.

Merienda Menonita
Disarmed with Marshall King

Merienda Menonita

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 26:30


In this episode Marshall King helps closeout the series focusing on armed conflict and war. Marshall shares about the process of writing the book “Disarmed- The Radical Life and Legacy of Michael "Mj” Sharp” and also shares some about MJ's life and legacy and the reception of the book. - https://www.mennomedia.org/9781513808338/disarmed/ MARSHALL V. KING is a writer and journalist based in Goshen, Indiana. For more than twenty years he worked at the Elkhart Truth as a reporter and eventually managing editor. He has written for a number of other publications and has often focused on food, writing a popular column for called Dining A La King for more than 20 years. He is head storyteller for the Community Foundation of Elkhart County and an adjunct professor of communication at Goshen College. He is a 1992 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He and his spouse are members of Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen.

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
06/05/22- Harrisonburg Campus: The Wanderers Part 1: The Crossing- Pastor Sam Montanez

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 36:34


The Wanderers Part 1: The Crossing Today we begin our summer teaching series “The Wanderers”. Over the next several weeks we are going to journey through the story of God's people as they were brought up out of Egypt and began their journey through the wilderness. Our Series begins today with the crossing of the Red Sea. The Red Sea crossing is the moment when God gave his people a seemingly impossible victory over the enslaving powers of Egypt. It's a defining moment of deliverance and grace for his people In this story, God saves His people from the pursuing Egyptian army by splitting the Red Sea, saving the Israelites, and destroying the pursuing army. ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:10-14‬‬ As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn't we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians'? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Already in our story we find a motif of mistrust and rebellion that we will see time and time again throughout their journey. We will say to ourselves “How can they doubt and complain after all they have seen God do?” And our Father will look us in the eye and smile knowingly ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:15-22‬‬ Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.” Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel's army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. In these moments of terror, the steadfast faith of Moses bears the weight of the un-believing people. In the eyes of the people, they were stuck. A sea before them and death behind them. There was no way. But God was about to display his power to make a way- literally, an unimaginable way for them to be saved, and for him to get the Glory. In this story we begin to understand that as we are backed up against the impossible- God is not limited by our imaginations. He's not limited our plans, or our ability to see the way forward. He has a plan for redemption. A plan that will bring him glory for generations to come! Our call as His people is to trust and believe in Him. ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:23-31‬‬ The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let's get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the Lord swept them into the sea. The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived. But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant. The Lord went behind his people protecting them, and he went before them making the way for salvation. That's not just what God did, it reveals who he was, and the good news today friends, it's who he still is today. The Lord goes behind you, and before you. Will you trust him? Will you trust him to do the impossible? Jesus said in Mark 10:27 “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Will you trust God with your impossible today? Overview of Exodus This video gives a brief overview of the book of Exodus, helping us frame it within the biblical narrative. This link is for Part 1, make sure to watch Part 2!

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 6/3/22

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 13:58


Harrisonburg's city council selects former councilman Richard Baugh to temporarily fill the seat vacated by George Hirschmann… A huge facility in Cumberland County that breeds beagles for medical research is shut down over allegations of mistreatment of the animals, and meanwhile Virginia strengthens state laws against animal cruelty… The General Assembly has finally passed a two-year budget, now on the governor's desk, and we survey that and more in Virginia politics and government with Jeff Schapiro….

ESPN Harrisonburg
Bob Wease - Harrisonburg Turks President/GM/Manager

ESPN Harrisonburg

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 15:44


Bob Wease - Harrisonburg Turks President/GM/Manager by ESPN Harrisonburg

Front Porch Talks.
05/29/22- WBTX Program- Mark Stevanus Testimony

Front Porch Talks.

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 30:23


We are joined on today's broadcast of Hope Talks by Mark Stevanus. Mark joins us on today's broadcast to share his testimony. Mark helps lead celebrate recovery at Cornerstone church in Harrisonburg on Thursday nights. Mark was born in Indiana. Mark‘s dad was a pastor and when Mark was three years old his family answered a call to Mennonite voluntary service so their family moved to the Watts area of Los Angeles. About three years after moving to Los Angeles his family then move to Amarillo, Texas to help with a church plant. After 10 years in Texas Mark's family move to Richmond, Virginia. After Mark graduated from high school he attended Eastern Mennonite University. After college Mark moved back to Richmond before eventually coming back to the valley. We would also like to invite you to take an anonymous six question survey to help give us some feedback on the podcast. You can take the survey by clicking the link below. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=rMtAr_aDl02Dki0XlUrGIhYk-WuZPbRHkFKyO4BJJKdURTIyS1JBNU1TSjRYQjA3VVo5RlNPT0dSWS4u

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 5/27/22

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 23:19


In politics this week, George Hirschmann resigns his seat on Harrisonburg's city council, citing health reasons, and we also have a broader survey of the renewed debate over gun violence in Virginia, with our weekly politics roundup… Meanwhile, there's an increasing shortage of referees available for youth sports, as poorly-behaving parents drive them off the court and off the field… In our fifth installment of Folklife Fieldnotes, we sit in on an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony….

Front Porch Talks.
05/22/22- WBTX Program- 2022 Men’s Retreat Recap: “Lead On”

Front Porch Talks.

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 30:22


Today's broadcast of Hope Talks is a recap of our 2022 men's retreat down to Ocracoke Island North Carolina. This was the 26th time that we had taken the retreat down to North Carolina from church of the Nazarene in Harrisonburg. Grayson will be talking to Pastor Adrian about the topic of lead on and why that topic for this year's men's retreat. We talk with Clayton Justice who spoke during session 1 of the men's retreat on obedience and the importance of that for leaders. We talk with Pastor Jared Link who spoke in session 2 on the topic of humility and being a humble leader. Lastly we talk with Pastor Billy Logan who spoke in session 3 of the men's retreat on courage and the importance of having courage as a leader. We pray that today's broadcast will be a half hour of Hope for your life. We would also like to invite you to take an anonymous six question survey to help give us some feedback on the podcast. You can take the survey by clicking the link below. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=rMtAr_aDl02Dki0XlUrGIhYk-WuZPbRHkFKyO4BJJKdURTIyS1JBNU1TSjRYQjA3VVo5RlNPT0dSWS4u

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
05/22/22- Harrisonburg Campus: Questions Jesus Asked: “Why Are You So Afraid?”- Pastor Adrian Millis

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 31:01


http://bible.com/events/48896033 Church of the Nazarene Harrisonburg Questions Jesus Asked: "Why Are You So Afraid?" Do you know Him? Do you obey Him? Do you need Him? Do you trust Him? Today we continue in our 4-part teaching series “Questions Jesus Asked” Often, we are quite content to ask questions of Jesus. Who are you? Where are you? Do you hear me? How could you let that happen? What do you want me to do? We often ask questions of Jesus, but do we pause to hear the questions he asks of us? Today we hear Jesus ask “Why are you so afraid?" ‭‭Mark‬ ‭4:35-40‬‬ That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don't you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” -In the moment, Jesus' question seems ridiculous: "Why are the disciples afraid?! Because they almost drowned!" -Jesus asks a follow-up question, which helps us understand what He is really after: "Do you still have no faith?” -The disciples had seen Jesus do remarkable things: cast out demons, heal a paralyzed man. And still they do not have faith. -Jesus is challenging their lack of faith in His identity. -Jesus is challenging their lack of faith in His presence. Do you know Him? ("Who do you say that I am?" Do you obey Him? ("Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and not do what I say?") Do you need Him? ("Do you want to get well?") Do you trust Him? ("Why are you so afraid?") Trust that He is who He says He is. -Trust that His promises are true (2 Corinthians 1:20). -Trust that He has already paid the price for your sin (Galatians 3:13-15). -Trust that the pain and brokenness you are experiencing matter to Him (Psalm 147:3). -He cares for you, and He demonstrated His love for you by dying on a cross for your sins (1 Peter 5:7) Trust that He is with you. -Just as we can trust that He keeps His promises, we can also trust that He is with us (Isaiah 41:10). -He gives us the gift of His Spirit, so we can experience His presence today no matter what (John 16:7). Other Verses for Study & Reflection: Isaiah 41:10 2 Timothy 1:7 1 John 4:18 Psalm 34:4 Joshua 1:9

ECF Church
Sunday May 15, 2022 sermon only

ECF Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 47:24


Pastor Jason Ackerman begins a new series on the book of Romans. To follow along with the scripture, use our 2022 Bible Reading Plan. Found on our media page: www.ecfchurch.org/media  or grab a paper copy found on the sanctuary back table! This recording is of the sermon only. (and also a word from Pastors Merle and Sue Shank from Grace Covenant in Harrisonburg, Virginia!)

Names on Taps
Pale Fire Brewing

Names on Taps

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 40:57


William and Jeff talk with Tim Brady (Founder), Ben Trumbo (Lead Brewer) and Susan Keeler (Manager) at Pale Fire Brewing in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  They take you down the rabbit hole of where their beer names come from and the fun they have in pulling from all forms of art for their inspiration.  From their award winning beers like Salad Days (Saison), Village Green (DIPA) and Red Molly (Irish Red Ale) to their brewery name itself, you will understand just how deep the rabbit hole goes.  @namesontaps@palefirebrewing

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
05/15/22- Harrisonburg Campus: Questions Jesus Asked- Do You Want to Get Well?- Pastor Jared Link

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 29:48


http://bible.com/events/48890499 Church of the Nazarene Harrisonburg Questions Jesus Asked: "Do you want to get well?" Do you want to get well? Today we continue in our 4-part teaching series “Questions Jesus Asked” Often, we are quite content to ask questions of Jesus. Who are you? Where are you? Do you hear me? How could you let that happen? What do you want me to do? We often ask questions of Jesus, but do we pause to hear the questions he asks of us? Today we hear Jesus ask “Do you want to get well?" ‭‭John‬ ‭5:1-9‬‬ Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, What begins as perhaps an oddly framed question, ends in life changing transformation. We see Jesus joining the man in the middle of his pain, in the middle of his hopelessness, and bringing him new life. When Jesus asks this question- he has a greater healing in view. We know what healing He has in mind for the man by the pool. What is His intent for you, in this room today? Jesus makes his way to the pool of Bethesda, where the text says a great number of people who had physical disabilities were lying. Depending on your translation, you may have noticed that verse 4 is missing in the text. The tail end of verse 3 and all of verse 4 are not found in the earliest manuscripts, meaning they wouldn't have been Johns original words, but a later author may have inserted them. So, if we included the text it would read: Here a great number of disabled people used to lie- the blind, the lame, the paralyzed -“waiting for the moving of the water, 4 because an angel would go down into the pool from time to time and stir up the water. Then the first one who got in after the water was stirred up recovered from whatever ailment he had. The omitted text contains an explanation of sorts, of why people were at this specific pool. I think sometimes when we hear things like this in scripture, of people looking to a bubbling spring for healing, we are quick to assume a place of superiority over the people of the bible. While most of us are not running past the hospital to get over to Lake Shenandoah for healing, we do look to many things for healing or reprieve from the brokenness, pain, and pressure of life, don't we? We sit beside the pool of perfection, don't we? How often do we sit broken and longing beside the pool of relationships? The pool of a few beers to take the edge off or to forget our problems. The pool of approval through followers or likes on social media. What pool are you sitting beside today? Within the man's response we begin to understand that he was fixated on this pool for healing. His response is so true to our experience it's easy to imagine right? “I can't do it on my own…I can't get there… I've been so close so many times, but I just can't seem to make it” “And Nobody will help me… they are all out for themselves… they don't even see me struggling…they don't care…” Having been there 38 years he had given his life to this cure. But he had nothing to show for it, and no hope for a future without it. And that loss of hope is at the heart of it right? That's where Jesus enters his Story. That's the place Jesus wants to bring life. So, he asks him “Do you want to be healed?” So, what's your pool today? Can you imagine your life differently? Just like the man in our text today, you may have been searching for healing for so long in other places that you can't imagine a different future anymore. The thought that you could live with hope- seems impossible The idea of life free from addiction, seems unattainable The reality of forgiveness and a new start- seems like it's for everyone else. Jesus asks "Do you want to be healed?" Will you take the step of faith and embrace Jesus and the life he offers you today? Will you leave the pool behind?

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 5/13/22

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 11:24


Some Shenandoah County residents are demanding that the school board restore the Confederate names of two schools, renamed after the murder of George Floyd… Church World Service in Harrisonburg holds its first awards ceremony, honoring those who help resettle refugees... We review the week in Virginia politics….

Surviving The System
Innocence 4 Tim (Part 2) w/Tim Wright

Surviving The System

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 54:15


"Even though Justin Davis put himself at the crime scene, investigators only arrested me, and Justin was not arrested until nearly 4 weeks later. His arrest came only after the State Police took over the case, and he made what was his 3rd and 4th statements. Then the Amherst County Prosecutor, Stephanie Madox, stepped down from the case under suspicion and Special Prosecutor, Marsha L. Garst from Harrisonburg was appointed the case. Forensic evidence in the form of ballistics, DNA, surveillance, fingerprints, trajectory, phone records, and the property were analysed. Despite all of the evidence, nothing could be used to show my guilt, and in fact, most of it proved my innocence. As a result, the Prosecutor turned to 4 individuals to use as “snitches” to bolster its non-existent case." And so begins the story of Timothy Wright's trial and conviction. The lies, the deceipt, the cover ups - all the corruption in the system used to wrongfully convict an innocent man. Tim continues his story from inside prison in the state of Virginia. Contact Tim https://my.captivate.fm/www.innocence4tim.com (www.innocence4tim.com) Contact Dave https://my.captivate.fm/www.survivingthesystem.org (www.survivingthesystem.org) https://my.captivate.fm/www.facebook.com/survivingthesystem (www.facebook.com/survivingthesystem) www.twitter.com/STSthePodcast

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
05/08/22- Harrisonburg Campus: Questions Jesus Asked: Why Do You Call Me ‘Lord Lord’ and Not Do What I Say?- Pastor Adrian Mills

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 27:30


http://bible.com/events/48889034 Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg Questions Jesus Asked: Why Do You Call Me ‘Lord Lord' and Not Do What I Say? Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? Some context for Luke 6: -Jesus is teaching about the ways of the kingdom of God, and some powerful truths about who God is and how we are to live in response. -“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." Luke 6:27-28 -"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." Luke 6:36 -"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven." Luke 6:37 ‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:46-49‬‬ “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Jesus gives the very specific visual here of two different kinds of people: -The first is deliberate. This person plans and prepares for the future. Thought and care is given to 'the foundation'. -The second person is not bad, but careless. This person doesn't want to spend the time digging a foundation. First, Jesus is speaking to believers. -"Why do you call me Lord?" Lord means master. Lord means 'you are in control, and I am not'. -Jesus is not just providing a generic example, but a specific one to those who would claim Him as Lord. Second, Jesus is speaking about obedience. -Jesus speaks powerfully: when times get tough, when circumstances get challenging, it is not faith in and of itself that matters most, but rather faith in action. The question for last week was really this: Do you know Him? And the question for this week is really this: Do you obey Him? Verses for further study/reflection: Matthew 7:21-27 John 14:15 Luke 11:28 Acts 5:29 John 3:36

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 5/6/22

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 18:32


The recent death by suicide of a JMU student-athlete was not the first such death on campus this year… Harrisonburg's vice-mayor says he will not seek re-election… We have our weekly Virginia politics review, dominated this week of course by the debate over abortion access….

Front Porch Talks.
05/01/22- WBTX Program- Paul Lawson Testimony

Front Porch Talks.

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 30:17


We are joined on today's broadcast of Hope Talks by Paul Lawson. Paul was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and moved to Harrisonburg with his parents when he was about seven or eight years old. Paul enjoys playing the drums at our East Rock campus and on Sunday nights at youth group for MVMT. Paul joins us today to share his testimony. Paul also plays a couple other instruments including guitar and ukulele. Paul has his own YouTube channel which you can find at the link below. https://youtube.com/channel/UCVWi5E-X7Y-YcPNo-Mctaqw We would also like to invite you to take an anonymous six question survey to help give us some feedback on the podcast. You can take the survey by clicking the link below. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=rMtAr_aDl02Dki0XlUrGIhYk-WuZPbRHkFKyO4BJJKdURTIyS1JBNU1TSjRYQjA3VVo5RlNPT0dSWS4u

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
05/01/22- Harrisonburg Campus: Who Do You Say That I Am- Pastor Adrian Mills

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 37:47


http://bible.com/events/48885553 Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg Questions Jesus Asked: Who Do You Say That I Am? Knowing Jesus is at the heart of true faith. And true life. Today we begin our new 4 part teaching series “Questions Jesus Asked” We just came through the most important season in the church, focusing on the death and resurrection of Jesus – what He DID. For this series we will focus on what He SAID. Together we will explore Jesus' tendency to ask questions at pivotal times – one question from each of the four Gospels – and seek to understand what He meant by asking them and how the answers can help us live lives of faith today. ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16:13-20‬‬ When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. Who do you say that I am? Jesus asks this question because this is THE central question Your life hinges on how you answer this question. It doesn't just impact what you believe, but your present and future. Jesus was real Jesus was fully God and fully man Jesus' mission was to die for the sin of all humanity Jesus made a way for us to be in relationship with God Jesus is alive Bottom Line: Knowing Jesus is at the heart of true faith. And true life. Verses for further study/reflection: John 8:58 John 14:6 Romans 9:5 Romans 10:9 1 Corinthians 15

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
04/24/22- Harrisonburg Campus: All Things New- New Life- Pastor Adrian Mills

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 40:39


http://bible.com/events/48881966 All Things New: The New Hope In Christ you don't strive for hope, you rest in it. This series is based on the idea that we desperately need “new” and that new is available to us through Jesus. ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:3-9‬‬ Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. Living Hope Is Purchased -"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead," (verses 3-4) -There is a direct and indelible tie between the resurrection of Jesus and the availability of hope. No resurrection, no hope. -This hope is purchased by Jesus and his work on the cross. And it is alive - it cannot die! Living Hope Is Present & Future -"and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time." (verses 4-5) -Peter is saying there is hope now because of what Christ has done and hope in an inheritance you have that will never fade away. Living Hope Is Powerful -"In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls." (verses 6-9) -This living hope does something in us: we can have joy even in our suffering, it strengthens and grows our faith, we are refined. -Living Hope gives us vision for our future, for the ultimate salvation that will be revealed. The bottom line: In Christ you don't strive for hope, you rest in it. There are two kinds of people: 1. Those who desperately need new hope. Hope that is alive right now. 2. Those who need to bring hope to others. They never want someone to experience life without hope. Which one are you today? Verses for further study/reflection: Romans 5:1-5 Zechariah 9:11-12 Isaiah 43:16-19 This is what the Lord says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, 17 who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: 18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Colossians 3:1-4 1 Corinthians 15:12-28 John 3:3 John 3:5 Romans 10:9 2 Corinthians 5:17 Lamentations 3:23

Fabric of History
Was the Revolutionary War America's First Civil War?

Fabric of History

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 49:17


As an American in the 21st century, it's incredibly easy to look back on the Revolutionary War and joke about the "redcoats," but would you really have been a patriot if you lived at that time? In a special episode of Fabric of History, Mary is joined by Dr. Rebecca Brannon, Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and author of "From Revolution to Reunion: The Reintegration of the South Carolina Loyalists," to take a closer look at the reasons why people chose to side as patriots or loyalists, or why they may have decided to walk the challenging tightrope of neutrality. What are some examples of regular citizens navigating this difficult time, and what happened to them after the Revolution? What unique challenges did the Revolution pose for minorities and women?View our episode page for additional resources!https://billofrightsinstitute.org/podcasts/was-the-revolutionary-war-americas-first-civil-war

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
04/17/22- Harrisonburg Campus: All Things New: New Life- Pastor Adrian Mills

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 33:31


Church of the Nazarene http://bible.com/events/48876242 All Things New: The New Life The old was hung on a cross and the new was born. This series is based on the idea that we desperately need “new” and that new is available to us through Jesus. ‭‭John‬ ‭20:11-18‬‬ Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don't know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' ” Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. Resurrection Sunday is the greatest day in human history, because it is the source of new life for all. -Mary's past was filled with pain and shame (she had been possessed by demons when she met Jesus), but she is at the forefront of Jesus' ministry throughout the Gospels. -Mary's past didn't disqualify her from being the first eye-witness of the resurrected Jesus. -She comes to the tomb broken-hearted. She wasn't anticipating resurrection. -She does not recognize Jesus, until He calls her name. Jesus didn't reveal Himself to Mary by telling her who He was, but by telling her who she was to Him. Imagine the resurrected Jesus calling your name. The truth is, your life is a story full of joy and pain, laughter and sadness. And the idea of new life – the work that Jesus did – is designed to change your story right now. ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:1‬‬ As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, ‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:8‬‬ But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Today, He calls your name. He sees you right where you are. He knows your story. Nothing has to separate you, nothing in your past, and nothing in your present. As He calls you, He invites you into new life. Verses for further study/reflection: Hebrews 2:14-18 Isaiah 43:16-19 John 11:25 John 20 2 Timothy 1:10 John 3:3 John 3:5 Romans 10:9 2 Corinthians 5:17 Lamentations 3:23

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
04/10/22- Harrisonburg Campus: All Things New: The New Rules- Pastor Billy Logan

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 36:38


http://bible.com/events/48874458 All Things New: The New Rules Victory comes through suffering and sacrifice not strength and striving This series is based on the idea that we desperately need “new” and that new is available to us through Jesus. Jesus surprises us. Consider the triumphal entry when they thought they were welcoming a mighty warrior king, but instead they were ushering the suffering savior to death on a cross! ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭21:1-11‬‬ As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.' ” The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” ‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭9:9-12‬‬ Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit. Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. We don't expect that sequence of three words to describe a king: righteous…victorious…lowly ‭‭Luke‬ ‭19:41-44‬‬ As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God's coming to you.” He came in peace to give the people peace. They preferred salvation from taxation to salvation of their souls – and so in a few days they would prefer Barabbas to be freed instead of Jesus. Jesus could see that this was their mindset, and so in the midst of this praise, with people waving the palm branches like a national flag, Jesus wept." - Paul Wallace Are we guilty of treating Jesus like those who welcomed him to the city on the first Palm Sunday? ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:1-5‬‬ Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” What we think will save us can't, what we never imagined could, will. Verses for further study/reflection: John 12:12-16 John 3:3 John 3:5 Romans 10:9 2 Corinthians 5:17 Lamentations 3:23

Detours in Music
S1, E34: Lori Piitz

Detours in Music

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 32:23


Interview with Lori Piitz, Professor of Piano at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia! "A life in music can be particularly fun and rewarding." -Piitz "I would consider my whole life a detour." - Piitz YouTube - Detours in Music Facebook - Detours in Music instagram - @detoursinmusicpodcast website - www.detoursinmusicpodcast.com email - detoursinmusicpodcast@gmail.com Podcast artwork - Ana Hart Podcast music - Jack Yagerline --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/detoursinmusic/support

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
04/03/22- Harrisonburg Campus: All Things New: The New Road- Pastor Adrian Mills

Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 31:31


http://bible.com/events/48870340 All Things New: The New Road "If you are in Christ, whatever is next is better." Have we ever, as a people, more desperately needed to trade the old for the new than right now? This season has brought to light some real pain & some real brokenness in all of us. Our new series, All Things New, is based on the truth that we desperately need something new. We have incredible hope in this reality: Today God wants to awaken something new in you “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!" Isaiah 43:18-19 -This is a powerful promise, written to people in deep despair: to those in exile, to those who would feel totally hopeless. "I am doing a new thing" -What's most fascinating about this promise, is that when we see it in its context, it is way more challenging and way more powerful than you might think. ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:16-19‬‬ This is what the Lord says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. -The Lord is reminding His people of the Exodus from Egypt, one of the greatest displays of His power and provision. -We expect the promise ("forget the former things") to apply to former moments of pain and frustration, but that's not the complete context here. -The message is this: "remember God's faithfulness, but trust that He has something new ahead. " -Both implications are true: we can't be looking for yesterday's blessings and we can't be held captive by yesterday's failures. If you are in Christ, whatever is next is better. ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:1-5‬‬ Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” The promise of new is not just a promise for the here and now. It's a promise for what is to come. "All things new" Verses for further study/reflection: Lamentations 3:22-23 Philippians 3:13-14 Ephesians 2:4-5 John 3:3 John 3:5 Romans 10:9 2 Corinthians 5:16-17